Don Fry Commentary: Expansion of Convention Center — An Opportunity That Can’t Be Missed

The hospitality and tourism industry has been a primary economic driver of the Baltimore region for the past 40 years, fueled in part by the tens of thousands of visitors that meet at the Baltimore Convention Center each year. But the aging venue is at a crossroads due to...
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Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids

Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids started in March 2015 when Sandie Nagel packed 18 backpacks of food in her dining room. It quickly expanded and moved to The Chimes in Mt. Washington where it provided job training to Chimes’ clients. The organization moved to its current home at 1505...
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BBJ: Baltimore Sun publisher, Johns Hopkins executive to co-chair United Way’s 2019 campaign

By Carley Milligan  September 23, 2019 United Way of Central Maryland has named two local executives to co-chair its 2019 fundraising campaign. Alicia Wilson, vice president for economic development at Johns Hopkins, and Trif Alatzas, publisher and editor-in-chief of Baltimore Sun Media have been tasked with meeting the nonprofit’s $20...
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GBC submits testimony on Patapsco Lower North Branch Bill

The GBC recently submitted testimony to the Howard County Council in opposition to Bill No. 38 -2019 — The Patapsco Lower North Branch Bill. This legislation seeks to prohibit virtually any development, redevelopment, public works projects, and even the ability for homeowners to make minor improvements to their property...
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Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Past Winners

The 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards take place on November 18, 2019, at the American Visionary Arts Museum. Register for tickets here. To nominate a company, go here. See some of the companies and businesses that have been recognized for previous Bridging the Gap Awards: Categories and winners...
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The GBC Check-In: Phil Croskey, BTG Committtee Co-Chair

The GBC spoke with several Bridging the Gap committee members about their thoughts on the GBC’s first annual Bridging the Gap: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, which takes place on October 21, 2019. Committee Co-Chair Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors and PointClickSwitch.com, was the first to...
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Attend the Fuel Your Fire for Growth sales clinic on the Eastern Shore

Stacia Skinner of Creative Training Solutions, Ltd., and business partner Marisa Pensa, authors of “Competitive Selling: The Guidebook to Proactive Calling in a Reactive World,” will hold a sales clinic for “people serious about sales growth” at Chesapeake College on the Eastern Shore on Sept. 18.  The event, hosted...
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GBC’s Transportation Summit 2019 Presentations

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater kicked off the GBC’s 2019 Transportation Summit on Sept. 9, 2019, with a keynote address, touching on such topics as Amtrak’s Acela Express service, the proposed Northeast Maglev, autonomous vehicles and the Red Line mass transit light rail line. “What will...
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‘There’s opportunities here for regional collaboration,’ says MTA’s Kevin Quinn at GBC’s Transportation Summit

The Daily Record: Baltimore-area transit expected to reach just 50% of new jobs By Adam Bednar Sept. 9, 2019 The Baltimore region is expected to add a substantial number of jobs over the next 25 years, but many of them are likely to be based in places that transit...
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MTA’s Kevin Quinn addresses transit system challenges at GBC’s Transportation Summit

Baltimore Business Journal: Why MTA’s chief says Baltimore employers should stop subsidizing parking By Holden Wilen Sept. 9, 2019 Developers need to take transit into account when building new projects and employers should stop subsidizing parking, the head of the Maryland Transit Administration told business leaders at an event...
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